Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 13 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
1: Operation Classroom
Student Government officers and representatives schedule short informational presentations in classrooms on campus. The purpose of these presentations is to let the student body know of the clubs and organizations that are available for them to join, specifically SGA. The presentations will touch on our current programs, open positions, and meeting times.
2: Peer Mentoring
Student Government officers and representatives meet with students at risk of dropping out. This is an alternative to the available counseling services in the Student Center. The goals of this program are to relate to students who SGA members may not have otherwise met, guide them through difficult decisions and situations in their lives, and, in general, become more involved on campus. The main objective is to help at-risk students complete their degree programs.
3: Intramural Sports
Student Government has been working with faculty and students to create an intramural sports program on campus. This program will encourage wellness, community and campus involvement, and it will give athletes who cannot necessarily compete at a collegiate level the opportunity to continue playing the sports they love.
4: Stenstrom Shuttle Service
The most ambitious goal from the group this year is to set the foundation for a Stenstrom shuttle service, which would involve bus routes from main campus to Stenstrom with no stops along the way. This will be beneficial to all students who either cannot drive or do not want to drive back and forth between Stenstrom and main campus. It is a project that cannot realistically be completed in one school year, but the 2010-2011 Student Government Association is dedicated to setting the groundwork for future clubs to build upon.
5: More Fellowship
Student Government is made up of serious students focused on developing leadership skills while positively impacting Rock Valley College and the community. But we know how to have fun, too! Joining any club on campus is a great way to build friendships with the people who you may not have otherwise met. The members of SGA take part in a fellowship event at least once a month. We have had bonfires, movie nights, and gone to events such as Ice Hogs games at the Metro Centre.